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    • PhilipsB
    • By PhilipsB 8th Jan 18, 7:58 PM
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    Car failed MOT
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    • 8th Jan 18, 7:58 PM
    Car failed MOT 8th Jan 18 at 7:58 PM
    My car failed its MOT today. It was my first car, Iíve had it two years and Iíve decided between the cost to repair and my insurance that id be better off getting rid of it. I have a buyer interested.

    How do I get the car from the garage? Is the only way to get it towed? If so who is the best value company that could do that? Ive asked the garage for advice but theyíve told me I have no choice but to pay them to fix it..
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    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 9th Jan 18, 11:03 AM
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    If it's unroadworthy so illegal to drive away from the test station, it was also illegal to drive to it. Yet you did that. The only difference is that you now know - but innocence is no excuse in the eyes of the law.

    The only thing having a current certificate will do is stop any prosecution for not having a current MOT.
    Originally posted by AdrianC

    I rather think it is.

    Ignorance however...........
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 9th Jan 18, 11:36 AM
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    D'oh. Early, m'lud.
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